Scapa 100 Expedition – 2019

SPACES – Scapa Flow – 100th Anniversary Trip – 15th-23rd June 2019

Dive something Awesome!

The scuttling of the entire German High Seas Fleet took place at Scapa on 21 June 1919.  Scapa is without doubt one of the Top 10 dive sites in the World!   It will be the 100th Anniversary of this event in 2019 – we will be there to take part!

Loz is running a club expedition – taking both club RIBs for a week’s diving on the famous Scapa Wrecks.

June 2019, a good way off but this is the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the German high seas fleet. The exact date was 21.6.1919 so we aim to go to Orkney on Saturday 15th June 2019 so we will be there to dive and take in the celebrations.  We expect there will be a number of organised celebrations during the week.

We plan to launch our RIBs at Gill on the north coast of Scotland and run both boats over to Scapa Flow (about 13 miles).  We will be based at a beach house in Houton and run our RIBs out to the wrecks each day.

We have a very basic plan to start off.  Houton is the nearest village and launch site to the wreck sites and as such on fast boats I guesstimate we could get to the sites within 15 to 20 minutes, there are also lodges for accommodation at Houton.

This is a very basic plan at the moment, first I need to know if anyone wants to join. I have spoken to the lodge people and they are available now, but as this is such a popular week we need to book beds asap.    It might be possible to dive the wrecks in waves if we are a large group. Also there are shore diving opportunities on the Churchill barrier block ships, along with scenic shore dives.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED ASAP BY PUTTING YOUR NAME ON THE INTEREST LIST AT THE CLUB

LOZ – loz broome <[email protected]>